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Sixth arrest made following murder of Joao Ricardo Gomes in Enfield

News   •   Aug 18, 2017 09:01 BST

[Image: Joao Ricardo]

Detectives investigating the murder of Joao Ricardo Gomes in Enfield have made a sixth arrest.

A 17-year-old boy [F] was arrested on Thursday, 17 August on suspicion of murder after he attended a north London police station. He has been bailed to a date in mid September.

This arrest follows five others that have already been made in connection with the investigation

The first arrest as made on Tuesday, 23 May. A 14-year-old boy [A] was arrested on suspicion of murder and further arrested on suspicion of murder and GBH on Friday, 29 July. He was subsequently bailed to return on a date in late August.

Three further arrests followed, a 14-year-old [B], 15-year-old [C] and 16-year-old [D] boy were all arrested on Thursday, 29 June on suspicion of murder and grievous bodily harm. [C] was also arrested on suspicion of theft. They were released on bail to a date in late-September.

A 14-year-old boy [E] was arrested on Wednesday, 19 July, at an address in Enfield on suspicion of murder and grievous bodily harm. He was taken into custody at a north London police and subsequently bailed to a date in late-September.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command continue to investigate and appeal for information about the murder.

On Saturday 13 May, police were called shortly after 22:30hrs to a fight involving a number of people on Hertford Road, Enfield.

Officers attended and found an 18-year-old man - later identified as Joao Ricardo Gomes - suffering from stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination held on 16 May gave cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

A 19-year-old man (Victim 2) and a 17-year-old male youth (Victim 3) were found nearby on Palmers Lane, also suffering from stab injuries. They were taken to hospitals by London Ambulance Service and have since been discharged.

Anyone who witnessed the assault or has any information that could assist police with their investigation, should contact the incident room on 020 8217 6582 or contact via twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.